Rabbit and the Moon

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Simon and Schuster, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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Rabbit has always dreamed of going to the moon, but try as he might, he can't jump high enough. Finally Crane offers to fly him there. Rabbit holds on tight to Crane's legs -- so tight that by the time they reach the moon Rabbit's paws are bloody and Crane's legs have stretched. When Rabbit pats Crane on the head in thanks, he stains Crane's feathers. To this day Crane still walks on long legs and wears a red headdress. And if you look carefully at the full moon, you can still see Rabbit there, riding across the night sky. This adaptation of a Native American folktale is told with a storyteller's flair and illustrated with watercolor paintings that are animated and true-to-nature at the same time.

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Wood (The Windigo's Return, 1996) retells a Cree legend that explains not only why there's a rabbit in the moon, but how the whooping crane came to have long legs and a red blaze on his head. After ... Read full review

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Douglas Wood is the author of A Quiet Place as well as the New York Times bestselling Can’t Do series. His books Old Turtle and Old Turtle and the Broken Truth were both international bestsellers. He lives in a cabin in the woods of Minnesota. A studied naturalist, Douglas shares his knowledge of nature as a wilderness guide. Visit him at DouglasWood.com.

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